ATTENTION FRIDAY FRENZIESTS!
Friday July 12th will be a *R*A*I*N*O*U*T*, wish as we may but this weekend is not favorable for racing in our local area due to Tropical Storm Barry churning things up out in the Gulf of Mexico. Atmore Dragway is rained out all weekend as well, last we heard US90 is still planning on running and Powerhouse has something going on Sunday you could check out if you guys need track time local this weekend.
We look forward to seeing you all out on $10 Tuesday next week, stay dry & safe this weekend! -Team ECD
The 2nd annual Pro Mod show hosted on Independence Day at ECD went off without a hitch, a great evening of great racing lead to a good time for all! Those of you who remember our show last year, probably remember it raining all day and us being too stubborn to give up…. dried the track three times and ended up racing until the sun came up the next day! This year, it seemed to have rained all around us but ECD stayed dry, the overcast conditions took some of the heat out of the air while the surrounding weather systems provided a nice breeze for us to work with.
Although the gates didn’t open until 2PM officially, there were a few hundred people in the track by then already, by the time the pro mods started cracking the throttle in the pits for warm up we had a packed house! The track went hot when it was supposed to and the whole timeline plan fell within 15-20 minutes of when it was supposed to thanks to racers making the call to the lanes, thankfully no oil downs and of course the weather working our favor.
As the final pair of pro mods went down the track just after 10pm, the lights went out on the track and in the pits and our first fireworks show went up in the air adjacent to the return road so the whole crowd had a good seat… as the thunder receded, the crowds moved out and we pressed on with our racing program with the finals in all categories wrapped up right around midnight… perfect!
If you didn’t get to make this years show, plan on making it next year, we’re definitely doing it again!
Whatever you had planned for Saturday July 6th is now irrelevant… Get ready for an evening of fireworks, flying blower belts, the boards lit up with 200+MPH PRO MODS and a house packed full of heads up race cars!
10PM FIREWORKS BY IMPERIAL PYRO
OPTIONAL Friday Frenzy Test & Tune, gates open 5PM Friday, track hot 6-11PM for open time shots. Saturday RACE DAY gates open at 2PM, track hot 4-5PM for open time shots with 2 rounds of qualifying to begin at 5PM. Opening ceremonies and 1st round elimination to begin at 8pm just after sunset. FIREWORKS are planned to light up the ECD sky at 10pm or just after the Pro Mod finals… then we’ll race through the night until two cars go down and only one comes back in every category!
RESULTS ARE IN – Pictured above is Charles Hull (left) and Joel Greathouse (right), the KBX crew took the clean sweep win in X275 and Ultra Street. Charles qualified #2 on the X275 ladder with a 4.409, just slightly behind fellow #1 qualifier – Mike Buttafuoco with his 4.406, multiple clean passes and even a 4.39 throughout eliminations landed him in the winners circle. Joel Greathouse, qualified #1 with a 4.638 on the Ultra Street ladder just ahead of #2 qualifier Brian Keep with his 4.654 which managed to keep these two apart until the finals.
Although this race is in the books, next years date is already on the books, joining the class lineup for 2020 is DXP235 on Memorial Day weekend, May 23-24. Mark your calendars & look for more details in the near future!
Scott Parrish – 28 Extreme N/T Winner
“Turbo Dan” Paris – True Street N/T Winner
Ray Aintsworth – 6.50 Heads Up Winner
Casey Smith – Small Block N/T Winner